The Effects of the Program QuickReads on the Oral Reading Fluency of Third-Grade Students
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Type of Work30 p.
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ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Reading (Elementary) -- Research
Oral reading -- Research
Third grade (Education) -- Research
The purpose of this study was to determine if third-grade students would achieve higher oral reading fluency rates after additional instruction with the program QuickReads. The measurement tool was the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills (DIBELS). This study involved use of a pretest/posttest design to measure the data collected from the DIBELS oral reading fluency assessment. There was not a statistically significant difference between the treatment group and control group performance on the posttest. Achievement gains were demonstrated by both groups. Research in this area should continue as there is little information available regarding the most effective fluency instruction in urban, high-poverty elementary schools.